Makeup is an important part of the beauty ritual for many people. Whether you’re going to a formal, casual event, to the office or college, makeup plays a very important role! But there’s something even more important, and that’s the longevity of makeup. Long-lasting makeup allows us to stay beautiful and confident throughout the day without having to worry about makeup smudging or fading. Especially for those who are active in public! Now that there have been so many concerts since the pandemic ended, it will be great to be able to look flawless even though you’re sweating and jumping around.
That’s why this time, Serenitree will take an in-depth look at how to apply long-lasting makeup on your face from application tips, best products, and more.
What does “long-lasting” mean?
Just like any other makeup, long-lasting makeup aims to stay put and last long on the face, even in extreme weather conditions or physical activities. To get this result, we need products with special formulations that are able to resist sweat, oil, and moisture, so that makeup stays looking fresh and beautiful all day long.
There are a few things we need to do before we start applying makeup to make it last longer, starting with skin prep. Don’t neglect this step because it can affect the end result! It’s easy, first, make sure your skin is clean by washing your face and removing the remnants of your previous makeup. Next, use a moisturizer that suits your skin type to maintain moisture and make makeup easier to stick to your skin.
The second key to long-lasting makeup results is primer! Primer can disguise pores and provide a smooth skin surface for foundation. It will also make your makeup last longer. Make sure to choose a primer that suits your skin type so that it works optimally!
The last tip is to choose makeup product options that are of good quality and contain long-lasting formulas. Generally, the packaging contains information that the product is “long wear” which means that it can last for several hours longer than ordinary makeup. When choosing, don’t forget to double check the ingredients label!
After preparing all of this, we’re ready for the next step towards long-lasting makeup!
Long Lasting Makeup Application Steps
Actually, the way to apply “long wear” makeup is not too different from the usual. But there are some tips and tricks that we can follow so that the results become better and longer lasting. Here are the steps:
- Base Makeup: Foundation and Concealer
The first step in makeup application is the use of foundation and concealer. Foundation provides an even base and camouflages skin imperfections, while concealer is used to cover blemishes and dark circles around the eyes.
Tip: Choose a foundation/concealer with a “matte finish”, avoid a “dewy finish” and apply too many layers.
- Setting Powder
Once the base makeup is absorbed and dry, it’s time to apply setting powder to make the makeup last longer and look smoother.
- Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, and Mascara
A gorgeous, sparkly eye look is a great option for going to a concert! Use eye makeup products with long-lasting formulas to avoid faded or smudged eyes.
Tip: Apply eyeshadow base before using eyeshadow products on the eyelids and always choose waterproof products.
- Blush and Bronzer
Blush gives a fresh touch to the cheeks, while bronzer gives the face dimension.
Tip: Use products with a “creamy” base because powder products won’t last very long, especially if you have oily skin.
- Lipstick and Lip Liner
Here we can use lip tint combined with lip gloss/balm for longevity or we can also choose matte lipstick. But the risk is that matte lipstick is easy to dry, sometimes uncomfortable when we use it for a long duration!
- Setting Spray
The last and not least step is the use of setting spray. This product is very helpful so that all makeup ranging from base, eyeshadow, to lipstick remains beautiful and does not fade even when exposed to sweat.
Right, the steps are familiar? Believe me, by following these tips, not only at concerts, but in any activity we will still look beautiful with makeup that stays on!
Tips for Oily & Acne-prone Skin
Of course, sensitive skin conditions such as acne or oily skin will be more difficult to choose the right product! But don’t worry, you can still follow the long-lasting makeup trick as long as you pay attention to these few things:
- Choose products with an oil free formula. There are many foundations and water-based products on the market now! Also, choose products with anti-bacterial content to avoid irritation.
- Foundations with salicylic or hyaluronic acid can be an option as they can reduce excess oil production and treat acne-prone skin.
- It is important to choose products with non-comedogenic ingredients so as not to clog pores and aggravate acne.
- Use a lightweight concealer that effectively covers acne blemishes without causing further inflammation.
Usually, people with oily/acne-prone skin are more prone to makeup smudging than those with normal/dry skin. To overcome this, Serenitree recommends you to bring touch-up products such as loose powder and blotting paper.
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Face After Using Long-Lasting Makeup
Although it may look pretty, makeup that stays on your skin for a long time can make it hard for your skin to “breathe”. If this happens continuously without proper aftercare, other skin problems will surely arise! Therefore, don’t forget to clean your makeup properly at least twice (double cleansing). Once all the dirt and makeup is removed, continue your skincare routine as usual!
Long-lasting makeup is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to stay looking beautiful and confident all day long. With the right products and the right application techniques, anyone can do it! However, we need to remember that taking care of our skin before and after is equally important. This is to keep our skin healthy. After all, it’s hard to do beautiful makeup if your skin is riddled with pimples and other problems.
Remember to prioritize your health! Keep your skin healthy from the inside too with the right diet. Hope this article helps!